Worker Killed By Roll of Newsprint at Inquirer Plant
The accident happened in a loading dock area in the rear of the facility.
- May 18, 2012
A 43-year-old Delaware man was killed Friday morning at the Upper Merion printing facility of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, WCAU-TV reports.
Jefferson Troester was crushed beneath a 1,500-pound roll of newsprint that fell out of a railroad boxcar when the door was opened at about 9:30 a.m., police said. He worked for ArcelorMittal, a steel and mining company.
Contractors had to be brought in to free Troester's body from beneath the roll of paper.
The facility is located on Route 23, a few hundred feet from the West Conshohocken municipal boundary.